Revel in the Festivities of Halloween in St. Augustine, Florida!
With its long and storied history of violence and conquest, St. Augustine is the perfect vacation destination for history buffs, ghost seekers, and believers in the paranormal who are looking to experience the haunts and frights that await visitors to this town—particularly during Halloween in St. Augustine. Read on to learn more about the spooky sightseeing, heart-pounding activities, and every event in between that you and your loved ones can participate in when you choose to stay in St. Augustine during the creepiest holiday of the year!
St. Augustine Halloween Attractions and Events
Because St. Augustine has experienced many centuries of bloody conquest from Spain, England, and the United States, you’ll find that many local residents and visitors alike fully believe in the multitude of paranormal occurrences that have been reported in this seemingly quiet beach town.
The Ghosts & Gravestones St. Augustine Frightseeing Tour is a tour service that focuses solely on the most haunted locales in town, with disturbing pasts that will chill you to your core. Other Halloween St. Augustine tours include the St. Augustine Creepy Crawl, the History-Mystery-Mayhem, and the Murder and Savory Faire, all of which allow visitors to eat delicious food and discover the hidden pasts of the city’s haunted spots.
You can have your scares on the beach when you visit Flagler Beach, which is home to the Candlelight Trail Walk at the Bulow Plantation Ruins. Here, the grounds are haunted by former settlers, soldiers, and Seminole tribe members that are eager to tell their story to guests from beyond the grave.
Florida’s Haunted Trails are hosted nearby at the Agriculture Museum, with St. Augustine Halloween haunted houses, magic shows, carnival games, and wagon rides through the woods. The St. Augustine Alligator Farm also provides homemade treats and hands-on activities during its Creatures of the Night event.
For a break between scaring yourself silly, you can visit St. Augustine’s pumpkin patches or take an Oktoberfest Beer Tour that departs from the Ponce de Leon statue in downtown St. Augustine!
In many parts of the country, Halloween is the start of the cold times, with children and parents alike bundling up, often covering the cute costumes their children have been dying to wear for weeks and shivering uncontrollably as they go from house to house seeking treats. These cooler temperatures can be held responsible for Halloween booties that are so small, your children notice right away when you steal their best chocolates, putting a pall over one of the best holidays of the year!
Trick or Treating
No one wants a Halloween without trick or treating, even if you are on vacation in a tropical paradise! Fortunately for all involved, Alligator Farm Zoological Park is offering trick or treating from 5:30 to 7:30 each night of Halloween weekend. Dress up the kids in their scariest and prettiest Halloween costumes and spend the night trick or treating safely where the alligators live!
GhoST Augustine Paranormal Tours
These tours are for real; there’s no acting involved! Spend the night “busting ghosts” at some of the most haunted spots in St. Augustine, using the tools the experts use. The Haunted Pub tours includes stops at four pubs rumored to house the undead. Don’t be too scared, though; at least you know where to get a drink to help chill out during the haunt!
Haunted Tales of Warehouse 31
It’s not officially Halloween until you’ve screamed at least once in a realistic haunted house, and the Haunted Tales of Warehouse 31 is simply spooktackular! The 18,000 square foot abandoned warehouse has been reinvented as a haunted house, and some of the ghosts may actually be real!
Haunted Masquerades Art Tour
Mixing spooky costumes and beautiful art, the Haunted Masquerades Art Tour features music, food, and fun—all for a good cause! Hurricane Matthew recently reaped havoc on the area, and much of the proceeds will be donated to schoolchildren who suffered great losses!
Book Your Stay with The Ocean Gallery Today!
It may be too late to book your luxury Ocean Gallery vacation home in time for this year’s Halloween festivities, but it’s never too soon to start preparing for next year! Book yours now and discover the spooky side of St. Augustine—it promises to be a ghoulish good time!
Ask our friendly team of reservationists for additional information on the fun things to do and see in “the Ancient City” when you contact our office today to reserve your own private tropical oasis with The Ocean Gallery and plan the ultimate vacation of a lifetime!